The 2018 Lynch Moussas is deep garnet-purple colored and begins with cedary scents giving way to cassis, warm plums and raspberry coulis with hints of oolong tea, Marmite toast, sautéed herbs and charcuterie. The full-bodied palate gives a good core of muscular fruit with firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and savory.
Very pretty and bright fruit, such as blackcurrants and blackberries. Full body and tight, firm tannins that are polished and beautiful. Gorgeous.
This is certainly not as concentrated as some Pauillacs in this vintage, and the acidity perception is a little higher too, but it’s a good Lynch Moussas, successful on its own terms – although the 2016 is perhaps a little more Pauillac in character.
It’s bouncy and full of flavour, with redcurrant and raspberry fruits joining smoked cedar notes. The tannins build through the palate alongside some tobacco notes, leading to a coffee-bean finish. It has a fresh 3.6pH, putting the emphasis on juice and no doubt helped by the 50hl/ha yield. Tasted on several occasions.
Drinking Window 2025 - 2038